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- OpenPOWER: The First Fight Isnít Intel, Itís ARM Mar 19 I attended the OpenPOWER Summit this week, which was held in conjunction with the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC). This event is part of IBMís huge effort to provide an alternative to x86 on servers and it is using a strategy similar to what worked against Microsoft with Linux. In fact, Canonical (Ubuntu) was on stage sharing its experience with exactly how to do this. There was a lot of anti-Intel rhetoric, but it struck me that Intel really isnít the first target. It is ARM, which is currently backed by HP in a product code-named Moonshot, in a vastly weaker effort to provide an alternative to Intel.
- Dell, VMware, NVIDIA Use Tesla Model to Change Personal Computing Forever Mar 18 Strangely, Iím suddenly writing more about thin client computing this year than I did when thin client computing was the poster child of Oracle and Sunís diabolical plan to take over the desktop, almost two decades ago. Their strategy was flawed, however, because they focused on lowering the cost of PCs rather than where the real opportunity likely resided: increasing performance and productivity for those who needed both and were willing to pay for it. Change is expensive and if you chase people who donít have money, youíll likely find, like Oracle and Sun did, that they arenít thrilled with the idea of paying more up front with the hope of getting some kind of lower operating cost going forward. Worse, users have never been willing to trade performance for IT cost and will complain up a blue streak if forced down that road.
- The Changing Nature of VCE Mar 12 VCE and the Vblock truly fascinate me. Iíve really never seen a product where so many people who have never used it are saying it canít work, while the reports from people who have deployed it are so glowing. It almost feels like some screwy tech version of the Twilight Zone. I could see the arguments before the first deployment was successful, but after years of success and high growth often approaching triple digits, youíd figure that some of the detractors would have shut up.
- The Big Implications of the Google, FTC Antitrust Scandal CIO | Mar 23 A 160-page report that was far more complete than the FTC no doubt wanted last week was leaked to The Wall Street Journal, clearly showcasing that the FTC staff recommended action against Google for anticompetitive practices.
- Super-powered users will drive tech innovation CIO | Mar 20 A massive power shift is underway that will give individuals and tiny firms more freedom to create amazing things Ė things that would have likely died in the bureaucracy of a large company.
- The PC Is Dead. Long Live the PC! Datamation | Mar 18 A new product from Dell, NVIDIA and VMware would pave the way to a new generation of high-performance, cloud-based PCs.
- Living with the Dell Venue 7000 8Ē Tablet TG Daily | Mar 17 There are four things that stand out with Dellís Venue 8 7000 tablet, which is effectively a technology showcase and Halo product for Dell. Halo products tend to be focused on showcasing what a company can do and tend to have technologies and design elements other products donít get. The Venue 8 7000 8 is arguably the best looking Tablet in its class, it has a gorgeous OLED infinity display, it is incredibly thin and light, and it is the first to offer Intelís Real Sense camera. There were two minor downsides the Real Sense Camera doesnít have a flash or other light source limiting low light pictures, and there isnít a cover Iíve been able to find for it that suspends it when closed. Letís talk about using the product.
- Robots Take Over The World!: Not Such A Crazy Fear Investors' Business Daily | Mar 13
- Twitter Tries, Tries Again to Reduce Abuse TechNewsWorld | Mar 13
- Cortana Could Edge Out Siri, Google Now E-Commerce Times | Mar 13
Rob Enderle on…
The possibility of mobile payments platforms gaining widespread adoption
Most people are still much more comfortable with banks than carriers when it comes to finances.
Apple and Tesla
Tesla and Apple trade a lot of employees. That means there's a lot of commonality between the two companiesÖThey've emulated a lot of what Apple does as best as possible to create a very different and much better car experience.
Robert LeBlanc and IBMís shift to the cloud
It is at least a partial return to the services-based model that drove IBM to dominate the technology market through the mid-1980s. One of IBMís biggest mistakes was to move off that model, because it made their revenue far more volatile.Ē [At the end of the move] ďRobert should be the most powerful and important executive in IBM.
Silicon Valley R&D facilities
The Valley is where much of the advanced work is going on in technology ... As a result, it represents one of the world's largest think tanks surrounding emerging technology; and if you want to compete in the technology segment, having a lab here is a requirement.
Fujitsu Laboratories develops new fingerprint authentication in Sunnyvale Silicon Valley Business Journal
Windows 10 embodies the best of Windows 7 and 8, making it a far better bridge to the core benefits of a refreshed operating system. Generally people buy the solution, not just the OS, and they'll find Windows 10 solutions (PCs/phones/tablets) to be significantly better than what they currently are using.
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